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L - L Lactobacillus.

L - L lambda.

L - L latex.

L - L Latin.

L - L left.

L - L Legionella.

L - L Leishmania.

L - L length.

L - L lente insulin.

L - L lethal.

L - L leucine.

L - L levo-.

L - L lidocaine.

L - L ligament.

L - L light.

L - L lingual.

L - L Listeria.

L - L liter.

L - L liver.

L - L low.

L - L lower.

L - L lumbar.

L - L luminance.

L - L lymph.

L - L lymphatic invasion.

L - L lymphocyte.

L - L outer membrane layer of cell wall of gram-negative bacteria (layer).

L - L pound.

L - L syphilis (Latin lues).

L&A - L&A light and accommodation.

L&D - L&D labor and delivery.

L&H - L&H lungs and heart.

L&S - L&S liver and spleen.

L&W - L&W living and well.

L/S - L/S lecithin/shingomyelin ratio.

L1 - L5 - L1 - L5 Lumbar vertebrae 1 - 5 (spine e.g. L1 = 1st lumbar vertebra).

LA - LA left atrium.

LA - LA linoleic acid.

LA - LA local anesthesia.

Lac - Lac laceration.

LAC - LAC long arm cast.

LAD - LAD left anterior descending (coronary artery).

LAD - LAD left axis deviation.

LAD - LAD leukocyte adhesion deficiency.

LAD - LAD ligament augmentation device.

LAD - LAD linoleic acid-deficient.

LAD - LAD low-alcohol-drinking.

LADD - LADD laparoscopic appendectomy and duodenocolonic dissociation.

Ladd's - Ladd's syndrome intestinal obstruction from peritoneal bands.

LADDs - LADDs lifetime average daily doses.

LADDs - LADDs liquid automatic dishwashing detergents.

LAE - LAE long above elbow (cast).

LAH - LAH left atrial hypertrophy.

LAM - LAM laminectomy.

LAM-1 - LAM-1 L-selectin adhesion molecule (on leukocytes).

LANC - LANC long arm navicular cast.

LAP - LAP left atrial pressure.

LAP - LAP leukocyte alkaline phosphatase.

lap chole - lap chole laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

lap. - lap. laparotomy.

LAR - LAR linoleic acid-rich.

LASIK - LASIK laser in-situ keratomileusis.

LAT - LAT lateral (view in x-rays).

lat. - lat. lateral.

lat. flap - lat. flap latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction.

LATS - LATS long-acting thyroid stimulator.

LB - LB large bowel.

LB - LB Lewy body.

LB - LB Lyme borreliosis.

lb. - lb. pound.

LBB - LBB low back bending.

LBBB - LBBB left bundle branch block.

LBCD - LBCD left border of cardiac dullness

LBD - LBD Lewy body dementia.

LBL - LBL lecture-based learning.

LBL - LBL lymphoblastic lymphoma.

LBM - LBM lean body mass.

LBO - LBO large bowel obstruction.

LBO - LBO lower body obesity.

LBP - LBP low back pain.

LBP - LBP low blood pressure.

LBT - LBT low back tenderness.

LC - LC Langerhans' cells.

LC - LC lymphocyte corona.

LC50 - LC50 lethal concentration 50%.

LCA - LCA lateral costal artery (branch of internal mammary artery).

LCA - LCA left coronary artery.

LCA - LCA leukocyte common antigen.

LCDCP - LCDCP limited/low-contact dynamic compression plate.

LCE - LCE leg cycle ergometer.

LCEA - LCEA latency corrected ensemble average.

LCEA - LCEA lung carcinoma expressed antigens.

LCH - LCH Langerhans cell histiocytocis.

LCIS - LCIS lobular carcinoma in situ (breast carcinoma).

LCL - LCL lateral collateral ligament.

LCM - LCM left costal margin.

LCNEC - LCNEC large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma.

LCSW - LCSW licensed clinical social worker.

LCTA - LCTA lungs clear to auscultation.

LD - LD luminance-defined.

LD100 - LD100 lethal dose 100 %.

LDF - LDF laser Doppler flowmetry.

LDGS - LDGS life-death growth standard.

LDH - LDH lactic dehydrogenase.

LDL - LDL low density lipoprotein.

LDL cholesterol - LDL cholesterol low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

LDM - LDM lipoatrophic diabetes mellitus.

LDP - LDP lumbo-dorsal pain.

LDRP - LDRP Labor Delivery Recovery Postpartum.

LDW - LDW low-dose warfarin.

LE - LE left eye.

LE - LE lower extremity.

LE - LE lupus erythematosis.

LEE - LEE locus of enterocyte effacement.

LEL - LEL lowest effect level.

LES - LES lower esophageal sphincter.

LF - LF left foot; linear fracture; low frequency.

LFA - LFA left forearm.

LFA - LFA lymphocyte function-associated antigen.

LFA-1 - LFA-1 lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1.

LFB - LFB Luxol fast blue.

LFLA - LFLA antilactoferrin latex bead agglutination test.

LFT - LFT liver function tests.

lg - lg large.

LG-ABN - LG-ABN licking/grooming and arched-back nursing.

LGA - LGA large-for-gestational age.

LGB - LGB lateral geniculate body.

LGI - LGI (see GI) lower gastro-intestinal tract.

LGV - LGV lymphogranuloma venereum.

LH - LH luteotropic hormone.

LHG - LHG left hand grip.

LHRH - LHRH luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone.

LHS - LHS left hand side.

LIc - LIc lacunar ictus.

LIC - LIC left iliac crest.

LIMA - LIMA left internal mammary artery.

LIP - LIP lymphoid interstitial pneumonitis.

LIQ - LIQ left inner quadrant.

LIR - LIR left iliac region.

LIS - LIS laboratory information system.

LK - LK left kidney.

LKS - LKS liver kidney spleen.

LL - LL left lateral.

LL - LL left leg.

LL - LL left lower.

LL - LL left lung.

LLB - LLB left lateral bending; long leg brace.

LLC - LLC long leg cast.

LLCC - LLCC long leg cylinder cast.

LLD - LLD leg length discrepancy.

LLE - LLE left lower extremity.

LLF - LLF left lateral flexion; left little finger.

LLL - LLL left lower leg; left lower lid.

LLL - LLL lower left lobe (lung).

LLN - LLN lower limit of normal.

LLQ - LLQ lower left quadrant (abdomen).

LLR - LLR left lumbar region.

LLS - LLS long leg splint.

LLWC - LLWC long leg walking cast.

LLX - LLX left lower extremity.

LM - LM lentigo maligna.

LMD - LMD left midline deviation; local medical doctor

LMM - LMM lentigo maligna melanoma.

LMN - LMN lower motor neuron (signs).

LMO - LMO local medical officer.

LMP - LMP last menstrual period.

LMWH - LMWH low molecular weight heparin.

LN - LN lupus nephritis.

LN - LN lymph node.

LOA - LOA left occipitoanterior.

lob - lob lobular.

LOC - LOC level of care.

LOC - LOC level of consciousness (in Glasgow Coma Scale).

LOC - LOC loss of consciousness.

LOD - LOD limit of detection.

LOD - LOD loss on drying.

LOH - LOH loss of heterozygosity.

LOM - LOM left otitis media; limitation of movement; loss of movement.

LOQ - LOQ left outer quadrant.

LOQ - LOQ limit of quantification.

LOS - LOS length of stay.

LOS - LOS lipooligosaccaride (endotoxin virulence factor of N. gonorrhoeae).

LOS - LOS loss of sight.

LOT - LOT left occiput transverse.

LOT - LOT ligament of Treitz.

LP - LP light perception.

LP - LP lumbar puncture.

LPA - LPA left pulmonary artery.

lpcAB - lpcAB lipopolysaccharide (LPS) core AB cluster genes.

lpcC - lpcC lipopolysaccharide (LPS) core C gene.

LPCC - LPCC liver primary cell cultures.

LPD - LPD luteal phase defect.

lpf - lpf low power field.

LPL - LPL lipoprotein lipase.

LPLK - LPLK lichen planus-like keratosis.

LPN - LPN licensed practical nurse.

LPS - LPS lipopolysaccharides.

LQ - LQ lower quadrant.

LQTS - LQTS long QT syndrome.

LR - LR lactated Ringer's solution.

LREC - LREC Local Research Ethics Committee (UK).

LRF - LRF Leukaemia Research Fund (UK).

LRFA - LRFA Lymphoma Research Foundation of America.

LRQ - LRQ lower right quadrant.

LRT - LRT lower respiratory tract.

LRTI - LRTI ligament reconstruction tendon interposition (procedure).

LRTI - LRTI lower respiratory tract infection.

LS - LS left side.

LS - LS liver and spleen.

LS - LS lumbar spine.

LS - LS lumbosacral.

LSA - LSA left sacrum anterior.

LSD - LSD lysergic acid diethylamide.

LSF - LSF lateral spread of freeze (of a cryosurgical iceball).

LSIL - LSIL low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion.

LSK - LSK liver spleen kidney.

LSMFT - LSMFT liposclerosing myxofibrous tumor.

LSN - LSN lateral spinal nucleus.

LSP - LSP left sacrum posterior.

LSP - LSP lumbar spine.

LSS - LSSlumbar spinal stenosis.

LT - LT lunotriquetral.

Lt. - Lt. left.

LTB4 - LTB4 leukotriene B4.

LTC - LTC long term care.

LTCF - LTCF long term care facility.

ltd. - ltd. limited.

LTK - LTK laser thermokeratoplasty.

LTR - LTR long terminal repeats.

LTR - LTR lower trunk rotation.

LTRPC - LTRPC long TRPC.

LUA - LUA left upper arm.

LUE - LUE left upper extremity.

LUL - LUL left upper lobe (lung).

LULA - LULA laparoscopy under local anesthesia.

LUOQ - LUOQ left upper outer quadrant.

LUP - LUP specimen lipemic unable to perform.

LUQ - LUQ left upper quadrant (abdomen).

LV - LV left ventricle.

LVAS - LVAS left ventricular assist system.

LVEDP - LVEDP LV end-diastolic pressure.

LVEF - LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction.

LVF - LVF left ventricular failure.

LVH - LVH left ventricular hypertrophy.

LVSEM - LVSEM low-voltage scanning electron microscopy.

LVSF - LVSF left ventricular shortening fraction.

LW - LW Large White (pig).

LX - LX lower extremity.

LYMP - LYMP lymphocyte

LyP - LyP lymphomatoid papulosis.

LYS - LYS life years saved.

Lytes - Lytes electrolytes.

LZT - LZT low zone tolerance.




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